Trim Railways’ Excess Staff
This refers to ‘Put Brakes on This Gravy Train’ by S Pushpavanam (Jan 31), the PM needs to take a call seriously on the Indian Railways by trimming the mammoth number of employees strategically to curtail the operating cost. Yes, they need to be ready with diligence to handle the effect of severing an unproductive part of the employee section.
The burden of the debit side of the balance sheet would then shrink to provide it a healthy look. Lots of planning needs to be done to execute this surgical operation. In fact, the most vital department like the safety system needs enormous upgrading using the artificial intelligence technology to prevent frequent accidents, almost a regular feature now.